Gallery 831 presents Modern Primitiva

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Join Ohio Art League member-artist Todd Hickerson, along with clay aficionados Lena Simonian and Eric Immelt, for a symphony of color, light and form in Modern Primitiva; an exhibition which explores the iconic artistry of oceanic culture using natural elements, materials, and textures.

Modern Primitiva will be on display at Clayspace’s Gallery 831 March 9th through the 28th.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

While you’re visiting the Clayspace website, make sure you check out the vast array of classes and workshops the artists offer. With skill levels from novice to expert, it’s easy to find a course well-tailored to your goals.


OAL’s Spring Juried Exhibition Opening Reception next Friday!

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Join the Ohio Art League staff, members and selected artists for our Spring Juried Exhibition’s Opening Reception Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 PM!!

This year’s Spring Juried Exhibition (SJE) is to be held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University‘s Schnormeier Gallery from March 5 through April 15, 2015.

OAL would like to congratulate the selected artists – members and non-members – for their exemplary works in the 2015 SJE:

Ginny Baughman, Andreas Baumgartner (1st Place Winner- Renee Steidle Primary Award), Brittany Bergamo, Tyler Bohm, Christopher Burk, Louise Captein, Zach Coneybeer, Connaught Cullen, Deborah Davis-Livaich, Adena Griffith, Darren Grundey, Julia Hamiliton, Alex Hibbitt (3rd Place Winner- OAL SJE Tertiary Award), Andy Hudson, Polina Isurin, Morris Jackson, Tala Kanani, Haley Kedziora, Kevin Keiser, Daniel King, Lisa Letostak, Andrew McCauley (2nd Place Winner- SJE Secondary Award), Ronald Mlicki, Kate Morgan, Sara Neuhoff, Kelly Nye, Frank Oriti (Recipient of Bad Girls for Good Art Award), Robert Porreca, Nevin Price-Meader, Jeff Regensburger, Michael Reilly, Christine Ryan-Guillot, Molly Savage, Jason Schwab, David Stichweh, Nicki Strouss, Jayne Struble, Evie Zimmer

Keep up the great work!

CCAD’s own professor and director of Graduate Studies, Richard Petry, will be our juror of esteem, so you won’t want to miss the works he selected!

Artists, don’t forget, drop off for artwork is Feb. 28 and March 1st from 10 am to 4 pm at the MVNU gallery.


Art on the Commons 2015: Call for Entries!


Join the Rosewood Arts Centre and the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department for Art on the Commons!
This 27-year-old Dayton-area art festival returns at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Artwork will be on display and for sale in various juried mediums such as jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood.
With live music and entertainment, a variety of food and drink vendors, and the fine art atmosphere, it’s no wonder why Art on the Commons has been recognized as an “outstanding festival” by national and local artist news publications. Check out last year’s press release.
Art on the Commons boasts over one hundred artists from around the country, so represent OHIO and get your works circulating to a vast audience of consumers! For more information on the Rosewood Arts Centre or to find out more about the festival, visit the Kettering Parks site here!


City of Philadelphia seeking commissions for JFK Plaza/LOVE Park

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy,  in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Inter Park, LLC announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork(s) in JFK Plaza/LOVE Park!
 This once-in-a-lifetime commission is part of the $14 million renovation and reconstruction of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park, and the competition is open to artists and teams who reside in the United States. Artwork will be selected on the basis of creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to the site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety concerns will be major selection criteria.

Artists are required to comply with applicable rules, contracts, and procedures of all governmental boards and agencies of the City of Philadelphia. Submitted proposals will be reviewed on their relationship to both the overall design of the park as well as Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. Philly is asking that artists attempt to complement or add to the park rather than compete with the current surroundings.

For the full description, guidelines, and how to submit, click here!

DEADLINE: February 14

Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park

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The Residency Program at Glacier National Park offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.

The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.
The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency. The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

For more information, contact the residency coordinator.


Lea Gray wants to pass her craft on to YOU!

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Ohio artist and One Night sponsor Lea Gray is offering an Origami course next Thursday!

Her love of the local art community has grounded her here in Columbus, and now you can get a first-hand experience at the craft that has made her dreams into a reality. Learn the fine art of Origami while creating beautiful, functional pieces of your own!

Register online here!

Did we mention you can BYOB? Yeah. It’s going to be great.

Join Lea and Anna (Art With AnnaThursday November 13 at 2831 E Main Street in Columbus to get your fold on. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the folding starts at 7pm! PS- Bring a buddy!

At only $35 an artist, who can afford not to learn a flourishing new trade?

Don’t forget —>> Lea Gray flower displays are still available from One Night! That means you can buy one, and it will be yours! In your house! Where ever you want to put it! We’re excited too!

Call (614) 299- 8225 or shoot an e-mail to OAL to find out how to purchase one!


SKYLAB’s Rapid Response Curating Workshop

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Rapid Response Curatingis a newly developed strategy in collecting and curating objects that has been adopted by the V&A Museum to reflect “the changing way fast-moving global events influence society.”

“The rapid response collecting strategy is a new strand to the V&A museum’s collections policy, which can respond very quickly to events relevant to design and technology.”

V&A has acquired Katy Perry Lashes, the first 3D-printed gun, and a pair of jeans purchased from Primark that were made near the Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which collapsed earlier this year.

In this workshop, we will be examining this new strategy, talking about the history and future of curating, and applying our knowledge of the strategy to create our own work/pieces. An exhibition of the work will be on display the following day and evening.

It will be first come, first serve with room for 15 participants.E-mail Paigeif you’re interested or have questions! The Workshop takes place from 10 am to 9 pm Fri. Oct. 17.

For more information on SKYLAB and all the innovations they’re bringing to our fine Cap City, visit their website!


Congratulations to OAL member Judy Takacs!

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In case you haven’t heard of Women Painting Women, its actually major movement now, started as a blog to spotlight women artists a few years ago by innovator artists, Alia El-BermaniDiane Feisel and Sadie Valeri. Over the past five years, this revolution has grown into multiple shows each September at some of the finest figurative art galleries across the country. And this year…after trying for a few years to get in, one of “Chicks with Balls” creator Judy Takacs paintings will be included! Yay!

The show opens tomorrow, September 5th at the Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina from 6- 8 pm. As we know this is quite the voyage to make in 24-hour’s notice, so you can still check out Takacs’s solo exhibition in Oberlin, Ohio on the same night! And she will be there!

The Age of Adventure: Judy Takács Paints the Retired and Inspired includes selections of her paintings of seniors from the Solon Senior Center, the Nuns of Notre Dame and others. If you’re in the area over the weekend, check out the Gallery Talk with Judy at 4:30 pm tomorrow night (9/5). The Age of Adventure will be on display through October 5 at the Kendal Gallery at Oberlin.

See more of Takacs’s work by visiting her website!

A Trip Back in Time and A One Man Art Show with Daniel Rosales

“A one-man show of an artist’s work is a severe test and often a very revealing one.”

This is the opening statement to a “Palette & Brush” column in the Columbus Art League’s newsletter circa 1930s regarding solo artist Guy Brown Wiser. Wiser’s appreciation for craftsmanship and attention to detail earned him a solo exhibition in an era not accustomed to one-man shows.

As many of you know, the Ohio Art League strives to represent and encourage our members, be it in a one-artist exhibition or that in a group. Thus, in the days of the Columbus Art League, single-artist exhibitions were not as prominent as they are now in our Member Curated Exhibitions that are hosted monthly.

OAL member artist and photographer Daniel Rosales is an example of the progression our Ohio-based organization has seen over the years. Join him in his first ever solo show, “Play With Your Food,” at MadLab Theatre downtown at the end of this month.

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The Opening Reception for “Play With Your Food” takes place from 5- 7 pm at MadLab.

This show is the idea of showing food in a manner that’s reserved to people. It gives a unique take on human personality. It is for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing with their food and now they don’t have to imagine what it would look like. To see how the inanimate would live if they could. -Rosales

His spectrum of genre ranges from that of the lively inanimate food stuffs, to that of professional event and interior photography. Have a look at his Facebook page to find out more about the event or get an inside look at some of his work.

Public Domain wants YOU!

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Public Domain channels the renegade energy of fearless and passionate innovators, like those living and creating in late-1800s Paris, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age, Weimar-era 1920s Berlin and the NYC’s 1980s downtown art scene. Public Domain celebrates collective creativity. 

Work can be in any medium, any aesthetic, addressing any theme.

Open to new, emerging and established artists who are Ohio residents.

Selected artists will be notified in September.

The deadline for submission is September 5, so hop to it and click here to enter and read the guidelines!!

This Pop-Up Exhibit and Reception take place on October 11, 2014 at:

Homeport Gallery
779 East Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215
​(Adjacent to the Lincoln Theater)